Good, thorough Smalltalk reference

stéphane ducasse ducasse at
Tue Jan 17 16:15:29 UTC 2006

I do not really think that so much is changing.

	Traits: you do not have to talk about them
	method annotation: same here
	bugs fixes:
	MC and packages

So for the good style part I do not see why squeak is changing.

> On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 02:22:15 -0800, Bert Freudenberg  
> <bert at> wrote:
>> However, for such a book you need a great author, particularly for  
>> the Good Style part, which should not be a separate part but  
>> mention it in passing. I'm a bit sceptic the community could  
>> create such a thing, I rather think some individual would have to  
>> take this on. There have been people on this list with a great  
>> writing style, but it's a major undertaking none-the-less.
> I tried to sell a publisher on a book like this (for VAST) back in  
> the mid-'90s. Even though I never could sell it, I'd still love to  
> do it.
> It is a huge undertaking, of course, and I haven't had the time/ 
> money to do it "for fun". When thinking about how it would break  
> down, I've come up against Squeak's volatility. So many fundamental  
> things about Squeak are changing right now.

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